A Simple Solution to Make Your Logo Fit
UPDATED MAY 2020
Practise yous e’er become frustrated when trying to make your logo fit your social media profile image?
How do yous post your profile images when your logo isn’t foursquare?
Is your logo cropped in some weird way and you’ve spent hours trying to fix information technology and information technology STILL doesn’t look good!
And why are the profile sizes different on EVERY. Single. APP??
We totally understand, and nosotros get frustrated Also! Permit me share a uncomplicated solution to make every logo work using an actual logo for a
customer of mine!
Client Instance Study: Fernwood Farm
Nosotros work with a bed and breakfast in New York named Fernwood Farm. The outside of the home has a very unique decorative trim and we used that as part of the logo, unfortunately it doesn’t piece of work well in social media profile images every bit this rectangle. Since this is the instance with many logos we came up with a way to brand it piece of work.
Contour Paradigm Sizes:
First of all, equally y’all know, there are tons of social media platforms out at that place. You lot are probably on at least three if not more. So let’south start by reviewing
a crook canvas
on social media sizes.
The largest option for a profile image is Etsy’s at 500 x 500, the most common shape is square and the smallest maximum image size is four mb. And then allow’s piece of work within those parameters.
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is a great online software tool for designing social media images. It allows you to use a template or create your own size design.
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SIMPLE SOLUTION HERE:
You will be creating a plain white box, and then placing your logo inside of it. When you upload the last epitome to your social media – the program crops to the white box NOT your logo.
– This is what your screen volition expect like when you open it up. We are going to
utilize custom dimensions
for this application. Click the turquoise push
Create a design
and information technology’ll drop down to give you some options including
+ Custom dimensions, cull that ane right on top!
– Type in the dimensions of 500 x 500 and brand sure the PX is showing (for pixels) and then hit the turquoise push
– Yous’ll now accept a white box. EASY! Now upload your high resolution logo every bit a png or jpg by clicking on
in the left column (1), then clicking the turquoise button
UPLOAD AN IMAGE OR VIDEO (2).
– I’ve uploaded and placed the logo for Fernwood (once information technology’s uploaded to Canva you need to click on it to add it to your box.).
I would recommend reducing the logo to have a nice white border effectually information technology so information technology looks balanced and if you’re adding information technology to any round profile center it with a wider white border.
NOW use the
button on the superlative right and download it to your computer. That’south information technology! This file volition work for all your contour images now.
Now that your logo is uploaded to
it’s there to use for other design projects! Nosotros LOVE having all of our logo files, brand colors, and brand fonts available in
Canva’s Brand Kit
available with the paid subscription. They’re available whenever nosotros sign in – no more scrambling to meet a deadline. Everything is there and ready to use.
Other solutions to make your logo fit when it doesn’t desire to –
When nosotros are designing logos we e’er keep the frustrating profile limitations in mind. I propose culling designs for the customer and/or pull one identifying part out of the logo that can be used as an icon to correspond the company. Here are some options we used for Fernwood
Does Your Logo However Expect Bad?
If you lot’re still non happy with how your logo looks, it might be that the resolution is just also small. In that location are many reasons for that – we observe most often information technology’s been over optimized by software.
Or information technology might exist that your original logo was made in Photoshop or even
as a rasterized image (If your file ends in .jpg or .png it’s a raster file) rather than a vector image.
Check out this blog mail
to understand the differences between these two file formats and adjacent steps to fix the problems with your logo.
And then was that helpful? Do y’all still have questions, feel free to post it below.
Other Resources for Social Media Post Creation:
– Like to WordSwag, this browser based pattern tool includes free photos and quotes to employ and fifty-fifty resizes your finished paradigm for different social channels.
DESIGN PRINCIPLES for social media
– latest trends in image cosmos for your social media feeds
with Envato Elements, all the bells and whistles to make your social media stand out can be establish here!
ROYALTY FREE PHOTOS
from Shutterstock Showcase and
explore the future of search with their test site for innovative tools.
- How to make quotes for Instagram – lots of apps I haven’t even used yet, so have fun exploring these!
- Facebook Cover Photo Practice’s and Don’ts – now that your profile is uploaded correctly, make sure your cover photo is too!
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